Halloween Bash!



Halloween will be here in just 8 short days! Are you ready for the festivities? Some fun things to do during this spooky holiday would be hosting your own Halloween party! Have your favorite classic Halloween movies playing nonstop. Set up signs all around your house that say creepy sayings that will be sure to get your guests squirming! Hang fake cob webs and spiders by door frames and have them dangling for a more realistic look. 

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Another great activity you could do with your guests is pumpkin carving! It is always a favorite thing to do this time of the year, but a few ways you can change it up would be different designs. There are so many ways to decorate and carve pumpkins now! You could be inspired to do a character from a movie, a cartoon, or even a logo of your favorite company! Things could be coming out of it to be more lifelike!

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You can't have a Halloween party without some sweet treats! Have different Halloween treats like cookies, caramel apples, and cake pops. Another thing you could do with your guests is have a candy bar! Pick different candies that look similar to some body part, white chocolate covered pretzels could be bones, gummy worms labeled as earthworms, and black licorice as spider legs. You can use different sized apothecary jars to complete the look. Use your creativity and use all different types of sweets your guests will be sure to enjoy!

Halloween Cake Pops 
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Don't forget to tell your guests to dress up and have them go all out! You could even have a best costume prize to give them a bigger incentive to dress for the occasion!

Happy Halloween from the staff here at DME! 

Creative Ways To Thank Your Guests!

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After months of planning and picking out everything you want incorporated in your wedding, your day finally came! You had the time of your life celebrating your marriage with friends and family. Memories that will last forever, so thanking your friends and family is just a small way to show your appreciation.

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There are so many different ways you can thank your guests! You can go with personalizing thank you cards by having it be a photograph of you and your spouse and writing a note on the inside thanking them for coming to the wedding, their wedding gift, how great their dance moves were on the dance floor, and so much more! It could be anything that means something special to you and that guest.

The photograph on the card could be you and your spouse holding up thank you sign, a humorous picture of you two, and even something as simple as the card saying thank you.

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Be creative with your Thank You's, don't forget to make them personal and have fun with them! 

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Thanksgiving is near!





Thanksgiving is the time to gather around with family and friends to celebrate life. It is a wonderful time right before the Christmas craze. Are you expecting to have everyone over your house this year? Never fear! There are so many great decorating ideas you can do for your home. Thanksgiving is a great holiday where you don't have to worry about getting gifts for everyone, but what is important to make everyone feel at home. Start by creating a welcoming entry way for your guests to enjoy as they enter you home!



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A few ways to warm up the room is by creating a tablescape that is both inviting and festive! Different candles of all different sizes and lengths is a great way to create the ambiance of the room. Have a few Fall scented candles lit too, this will be sure to ease everyone's senses and be ready to dig into the amazing Thanksgiving feast you have prepared! Decorate the room using the red, orange, and gold tones.  A simple burgundy or gold tablecloth can really make a table stand out. Also you could have decorative pillows in the Fall colors, seat cushions, and a lovely wreath hanging on the front door. 

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To make things a little easier on yourself, you can always asks each of your guests to bring a dessert so you don't have to worry about every course. Have a separate table just for the desserts, this will sure to please your guests to see their sweets on display. It would definitely be a favorite for the kids too to see all the possible mouth watering desserts they could have at the end of the meal. 

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We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Remember to enjoy every moment and have fun with it! Stay tuned for more holiday blogs from DME! 

250th Anniversary of Governors Academy




Last Saturday marked the 250th anniversary of the Governor's Academy. It is the oldest boarding school in the nation, it was founded in 1763 by Governor William Dummer. DME was very happy to be a part of this major event!



There was a huge celebration in honor of the school's great history. Governor's Academy is an amazing school that has been influenced by some of America's great leaders such as Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Quincy Adams, and many more. Their motto is non "sibi sed aliis", which is Latin for “not for self but for others". It reflects on the school's commitment to the community and the students dedication to helping others. 




Team DME was busy at work all week creating the many floral arrangements for this event, the studio was filled with flowers! Check out some of the arrangements team DME made for the Governor's Academy. The color scheme mimicked the Fall season with splashes of orange, green, red and yellow.





This event was especially important for our team because one of our amazing designers, Molly Bidstrup   has a special connection with Governors Academy. Her Husband and her have been a part of the Governors 'family' for fifteen plus years! Given her strong ties to the academic community, Molly added extra effort to make certain it was an over all success! We so appreciate her talent and creativity.